I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for The One I Accidentally Pushed Play On While Scrolling! The long ballyhooed Friends reunion is set to premiere on HBO Max next week, and while I was originally going to call it The One Nobody Asked For, that’s not even remotely accurate. In fact, so many people asked for this that HBO reportedly ponied up as much as $4 million per Friend to get them all on board. And now there’s a trailer. You made Matthew Perry log off of Raya and find a clean shirt. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?!
People has some details about the reunion which finds the Central Perk Six (who Donald Trump apparently had no issue with), Matthew, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer, reminiscing about the good old days when you could inherit a rent-controlled apartment in Manhattan for pennies, and were young enough not to care that it only had 3 walls.
By the end of its 10-season run, Friends was one of the highest-rated television shows of all time. Now, for only the second time since the finale aired in 2004, the six actors reunited for two days to film Friends: The Reunion — a non-scripted celebration of the NBC series premiering on HBO Max on May 27.
“It’s funny, when we do get together, it’s like no time has passed,” says LeBlanc, 53. “We pick up right where we left off.”
From reminiscing about the show and performing a table read of part of “The One with The Jellyfish” episode to even re-imagining the epic trivia game from season 4 when Joey and Chandler won Monica and Rachel’s apartment, the reunion special also features special guests — like Reese Witherspoon (who played Rachel’s sister), superfan Lady Gaga as well as David Beckham and Justin Bieber.
What you still won’t find are any Black people even though Lisa herself said that if the show were done today “it would not be an all-white cast, for sure.” And She’s right. K-Pop band BTS will also be there to better represent the diversity of New York City. Plus Kit Harington has an English accent, which totally counts.
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Here’s the trailer for The One That Pays For The Second Beach House. Just think, HBO could have spent all this money for a 3rd season of The Comeback but instead we’re getting Friends on Couches With Coffee hosted by James Corden. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?!